Every year, thousands of people are injured across the country by defective or dangerous products. These individuals include:
- Patients who suffer severe side effects of prescription drugs, including Testosterone therapy that can cause heart attacks, strokes, pulmonary embolisms, or blood clots, and Xarelto that can cause bleeds and death;
- Patients who suffer sever side effects of prescription medical devices;
- People injured by common household and consumer products;
- Workers injured by dangerous construction equipment;
- Children harmed by defective cribs or toys.
When someone is hurt as the direct result of a product, the manufacturer or other party involved in the distribution of the product can be held responsible. Contact the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297, if you or a family member has been seriously injured by a defective product.
When products are defective and do not include adequate warnings, serious injuries and death can occur. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were an estimated 232,900 toy-related injuries and 18 toy-related deaths in the United States in 2006. Prescription drugs are also responsible for injuries and death. The problem has become so prevalent that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created a drug watch list that identifies certain drugs and the potential risks.
These types of cases fall under the legal category of products liability law. Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and federal laws exist to protect consumers from dangerous or defective products placed on the marketplace. To have a successful case, it is crucial that you work with a knowledgeable dangerous products attorney who will be able to advise you on the best course of action.
Manufacturers, designers, retailers and distributors can be held liable, but they will do everything in their power to prove that the product was not defective or dangerous. They know that if you win your case, it could cause more product liability lawsuits to follow from other consumers.
Legal Representation for Dangerous Product Cases
The Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson, located in Fort Wright, Kentucky, has been representing injured victims for more than 35 years. We know how difficult it can be to cope with a serious injury, which is why we will not only provide expert representation, but will also help you regain your dignity and sense of independence and self-worth. Our law firm only succeeds if we are able to help our clients receive justice.
We are consumers just like you and we know the importance of holding manufacturers and other liable parties responsible for endangering our lives and that of our family members. Our Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana defective products attorneys work together as a team, which enables us to build a strong case and prepare for trial, if a settlement cannot be reached outside of court. As our client, you can call our office at any time and speak with a lawyer who knows the details of your case.
A successful products liability lawsuit requires thorough and extensive preparation. We frequently seek the opinions of experienced engineers to determine if and how negligence existed. Our law firm has represented defective products cases involving a wide range of products, including the following:
- Medical Devices
- Stryker Triathlon Knee Replacements
- Pain Pumps
- Dangerous Drugs
- Consumer Products
- Skechers Shape-ups
- Car Seats
- Childrens Products
- Smoke Detectors
- Household items
- Construction / Heavy Machinery Equipment
- Steel recoiling machines
- Conveyor belts
It is crucial that you consult with an Ohio, Kentucky or Indiana products liability lawyer immediately following an injury caused by a defective product, as adequate time will be needed to properly evaluate your case. Contact the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297 today if you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective product.
The Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson represents clients located in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.